On May 8, 2019, The espnW Summit comes to New York City. Our one-day event will extend the impact and inspiration of The espnW: Women + Sports Summit to the east coast, creating a distinctive forum for driving dialogue and change in the women + sports space.

Join us for keynote conversations, panels, and W Power Talks with a powerful group of thought-leaders, marketing executives, professional athletes and influencers.

And we’ll mix in the espnW special sauce that ensures you’ll leave the day refreshed, invigorated, and ready to take action!

Sarah Spain - Event Host
Columnist, espnW & Host, "Spain and Fitz" on ESPN Radio
Julie Foudy
espnW writer, ESPN commentator, World Cup soccer champion & Olympic gold medalist
Jessica Mendoza
ESPN MLB analyst, NY Mets Baseball Operations Advisor & Olympic gold medalist


Speakers will be announced shortly and included below. Check back often!

Wednesday, May 8
8:00 - 8:45am
Brooklyn Bridge Park workout (optional)
9:00 - 10:00am
Refresh & Registration
10:00 - 10:15am
Welcome Remarks
10:20 - 10:50am
Show Me the Money? Equal Pay, Equal Treatment, Equal Respect.
10:55 - 11:30am
espnW Keynote Conversation
11:35 - 12:00pm
W Power Talks:

10-minute focused talks by key industry leaders; introductions by Sarah Spain


12:10 - 1:10pm
Lunch of Champions
1:15 - 2:00pm
The Team That Changed It All: The World Cup Champion '99ers.
2:05 - 2:45pm
Higher. Further. Faster. The Women of Captain Marvel.
2:50 - 3:20pm
Athlete. Brand. Or Both? The Marketing of Female Athletes
3:30 - 4:20pm
Exercise/Stretch Break
4:30 - 5:00pm
espnW Keynote Conversation
5:05 - 5:35pm
"Laughter Permitted"

with Julie Foudy

5:40 - 5:50pm
Closing Remarks
6:00 - 7:00pm


1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
60 Furman Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Located at Pier 1 on Brooklyn Bridge Park, just south of the iconic bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and minutes from downtown Manhattan.


Date: Wednesday, May 8

Time: Registration opens at 9am; Event program runs from 10am – 6pm, followed by a reception from 6 – 7pm.

Registration Fee: Registration is $795 and includes all programming, activities, meals, and the post-event reception. If you are a student or non-profit organization, email us at [email protected] for a discounted rate.

Transportation/Parking: We strongly encourage attendees to take public transportation, taxis or other car services. Transportation to AND from the event is not provided. 

Attire: The espnW Summit is casual. Dress comfortably!

FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: [email protected]

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